Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Material that you remove from an excavation will not normally be regarded as waste if:
In such cases the material would not be subject, at that point in time, to:
If the material you excavate is only fit for use if it is encapsulated, it is likely that this will be regarded as a landfilling activity and may require a permit.
Diluting or mixing contaminated material with non-contaminated material on site is not permitted. If in doubt, you should consult with your local environmental regulator.
The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has produced detailed guidance for the construction sector. This is free to download.
Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits, Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits
Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Synopsis of Responses, Public responses to the Discussion Document: Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance
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